After all the indulgence of the Christmas break I really felt the need to make a post about something lighter and healthier. And one thing that always makes any dish healthier for me is the addition of greens. I was also trying to work through cleaning out the pantry and found some pasta and a potato who was begging to be eaten soon. So I decided to use them all together into a carbalicious salad made a little healthy by addition of kale and dressed very simply with store bought pesto. Talking about pesto, I absolutely love the Genvoese pesto from Trader Joe's. I use that for pasta salad all the time with different combinations of veggies and nuts and its worked wonders every single time. It worked equally well this time with the unusual combination of kale, potatoes and pasta. If you like nuts, pistachios would be a great addition to this salad. I didn't have any on hand so skipped those and finished this salad off with a little bit of shaved parmesan. Here goes..
This is my third entry for the Recipe Marathon on One Hot Stove.
1 cup fusilli pasta
1/2 cup boiled and chopped potato
1 cup kale, shredded into ribbons
1 tablespoon pesto
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon grated parmesan
- Cook pasta according to directions till soft.
- Heat a teaspoon of olive oil and cook the kale with a little bit of salt and pepper till tender.
- Combine the pasta, boiled potato and kale and add the pesto. Mix well.
- Add more salt, pepper if required and top off with the parmesan.
Makes 4 side servings.